Comment 109336

By CharlesBall (registered) | Posted February 19, 2015 at 15:39:35

There is an old saying: "The squeaky wheel gets the grease." To say that does not necessarily denigrate the squeaky wheel. It is both an observation and a warning. There are many wheels on a train and just because you concentrate on the squeaky one doesn't mean that you should not engage in regular inspection and greasing of all the other wheels.

By calling someone a squeaky wheel can be degrading. But it can also just be an observation that the person squeaking is only one part of the whole train.

Comment edited by CharlesBall on 2015-02-19 15:39:57

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